Building Professional Connections (PhDs and Postdocs)

For PhD students and postdocs, a strong professional network is be one of your most important assets.  In fact, the Office of Career Strategy recommends that you spend a significant portion of your career development efforts towards developing professional connections.  Networking gives you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about careers, job functions and workplace cultures
  • Build your communications and interviewing skills
  • Develop your professional narrative and practice explaining the relevance of your skill set
  • Ask questions about the most important skills in your career of interest so that you can strategically build those skills while at Yale
  • Get on the inside track to hiring decisions; numerous studies report that the percentage of jobs gotten through networking is surprisingly high.

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NEW! Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship for the Humanities

The Yale Graduate Impact (YGI) Fellowship invites applications from current Yale Humanities Ph.D. students who wish to pursue an external internship related to their academic research at an organization outside of Yale. YGI Fellowship is a new opportunity for Humanities …

By Zenan Wang
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Career Strategy Video Bootcamp for GSAS Students & Postdocs

 

Calling all GSAS students and postdocs!

Are you looking to get a jump-start on your non-tenure track faculty job search before the start of the academic year?
Have you just begun considering your career options but don’t know where …

By Brian Frenette
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Yale 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition Winners Announced!

Life in the virtual space became quite normalized in 2020.  And while this trend continued into 2021, new challenges awaited many of us.  One such challenge awaited Yale’s 2021 3-Minute Thesis Competition competitors, where this year’s entire event would be …

By Brian Frenette
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Cross Campus Graduate and Professional Mentorship

What is Cross Campus G&P Mentorship?

By leveraging our Cross Campus online community, the Yale Alumni Association arranges mentor-mentee relationships between students of Yale’s participating graduate and professional schools and their alumni.

This is a 1:1 relationship. Each mentor is …

By Brian Miller
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Professional Development Workshops with the Yale Graduate Consulting Club

OCS and the Yale Graduate Student Consulting Club (YGCC) are co-hosting a Resume and Networking Workshop for graduate students and postdocs on Wednesday (2/24) 4-6pm. In this dedicated 2-hour workshop, we will cover essential skills of building and writing strong …

By Brian Frenette
Brian Frenette Senior Associate Director Brian Frenette
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Career Resources

Community Spotlights

  • Assistant General Counsel Congressional Budget Office
  • Senior Impact Investing Advisor
  • Associate Director and Innovation Program Leader Corporate Innovation at Bayer
  • Industry Analyst GE Appliances' Silicon Valley Innovation Center
  • Research Scientist Merck Research Laboratories
  • Chief Operating Officer NousCom
  • Associate Consultant ‎Adivo Associates LLC
  • Head of Central Bank, Public Sector & Bank Sales, Americas Standard Chartered Bank
  • Mentor & Teacher Sankt Afra
  • Medical Writer Infusion Communications (Ashfield Healthcare Communications)

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Address

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New Haven, CT 06510

SERVICE HOURS

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T 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
W 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
TH 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm
F 8:30am - 5pm 8:30am - 4:30pm

The office is closed weekends, holidays, and recess days.